I’ve never really followed the "no white after Labor Day" rule. Sure, white is undeniably a summer color, but for me the connection is more about temperatures than dates on a calendar. So when the weather got unseasonably warm this week, I grabbed my favorite pair of white pants to head out for lunch. They’re the perfect length (no alterations required) and they have lots of chic details: cuffs, undersized pockets, and double buttons at the waist. To keep things within reason I steered clear of bright colors for the rest of the outfit— summer is officially over after all.
Pants: Martin Fit Trousers in "White," Banana Republic
Shirt: Silk Pocket Tank in "Black," Banana Republic
Shoes: Novato Platform Sling-backs in "Black," Sam Edelman [were $99, available here]
Bag: Amber Spiral Notebook Clutch in "Croc-Textured Black," Alexander Wang [$625,
Jewelry: Diamond Micro-Pave Band, gift; Assorted Sterling Silver Bangles, from Mexico; "Words are Powerful – Live" Set of Three Expandable Wire Bangles in "Silver," Alex and Ani [was $39,
available here]; Paloma Picasso Loving Heart Ring in Sterling Silver, Tiffany & Co. [no longer available, similar style here]
Sandy earth tones are one of the easiest color palettes to work with. When layered together not only do they match effortlessly, they complement each other too. This skirt is one of my favorite hues, a purple so deep that it’s almost brown. I also can't get enough of this cashmere drape vest. It’s amazingly soft, falls just right, and is a perfectly neutral color. Plus it is light enough to wear on just about any day that isn’t sweltering and yet still keeps you comfortable indoors where temperatures always seem to vary.
Skirt: Eyelet Pencil Skirt in "Black Plum," J. Crew [$138,
Shirt: Layered Silk Tank in "Tan," Banana Republic
Vest: Cashmere Draped Vest in "Frost", Vkoo [was $338, available here]
Shoes: Aria Platform Sling-backs in "Nude Patent," Pour La Victoire [were $250, available here]
Bag: Freeport Medium Satchel in "Taupette," Banana Republic
Jewelry: Frosted Gold Bangle, Amethyst and Diamond Ring, Diamond Micro-Pave Band, gifts